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Joseph Gipson Hardin, Sr
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Birth: Jan. 5, 1850
Bonham
Fannin County
Texas, USA
Death: May 31, 1874
Comanche
Comanche County
Texas, USA

Tom and Bud Dixson were cousins of Joe and John Hardin. John was better known by his full name, John Wesley Hardin, a Texas Gunfighter born to the unrest that followed the Civil War. Following the killing of Deputy Sheriff Web of Commanche County, Texas, by John Wesley Hardin, a group of vigilantes hunted down and linched Tom, Bud, and Joe. The boys bodies were retrieved by a family friend, returned and buried at the Hardin Homestead. Years later, after the Hardin family had moved away, the property was owned by a Commanche hardware merchant, William Barnes. The story is told, that Mrs. Barnes, did not wish to be living with the "Ghosts of the Hardin Gang", so her husband hired two men to exhume the bodies of the three men and relocate the remains to the Oakwood Cemetery. The diggers supposedly found some boot heels, buttons, belt buckles, and a few bones so the grave site that we now visit north of Commanche, Texas, is in all reality just a partial grave.
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Gipson Hardin (1823 - 1876)
  Mary Elizabeth Dixon Hardin (1826 - 1885)
 
 Spouse:
  Arabella Adams Pierce (1850 - 1929)*
 
 Children:
  Dora Dean Hardin Henderson (1872 - 1951)*
  Joseph Gibson Hardin (1874 - 1929)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Gipson Hardin (1850 - 1874)
  John Wesley Hardin (1853 - 1895)*
  Elizabeth Hardin Cobb (1855 - 1930)*
  Elizabeth Hardin Cobb (1855 - 1930)*
  Martha Ann Hardin Smith (1857 - 1949)*
  Benjamin Hardin (1859 - 1869)*
  Jefferson Davis Hardin (1861 - 1901)*
  Nannie Hardin Witt (1866 - 1953)*
  Nannie D Hardin Mosteller (1870 - 1953)*
  James Barnett Gipson Hardin (1873 - 1918)*
  James Barnett Gipson Hardin (1874 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Comanche
Comanche County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Robert "Scott" Patrick
Record added: Jul 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39608086
Joseph Gipson Hardin, Sr
Added by: George Bacon
 
Joseph Gipson Hardin, Sr
Added by: Robert "Scott" Patrick
 
Joseph Gipson Hardin, Sr
Added by: Robert "Scott" Patrick
 
 
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Rest in peace
- David Foster
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- George Bacon
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